wish fulfillment


noun

gratification of desires.
Psychoanalysis. the drive to free oneself from tension caused by instinctual needs, as sex.

Nearby words

  1. wiseman,
  2. wiseman, nicholas patrick stephen,
  3. wisenheimer,
  4. wisent,
  5. wish,
  6. wish fulfilment,
  7. wish list,
  8. wish on,
  9. wish-wash,
  10. wishbone

Origin of wish fulfillment

First recorded in 1905–10

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Medicine definitions for wish fulfillment

wish fulfillment

[ wĭsh ]

n.

In psychoanalytic theory, the satisfaction of a desire, need, or impulse through a dream or other exercise of the imagination.

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